There are a lot of good guys that come here just to make friends and stuff.
everybody on this board just doesn't get him, or it.
Prior to Harper, almost all of ND's football coaches stayed for only 1 or 2 seasons (one guy stayed for three).
Harper was ND's first long-term coach (5 seasons). His record at ND was 34-5-1.
he is in the upper left in the ring of coaches. This poster gets more valuable with each unworthy coach we add after Lou, as they are not depicted. Although that gaudy Golden Dome is a distraction. (It was updated to add Tim Brown in the Heisman pane at the end of the season)
They should do a 1997 to 2017 poster. That would be awesome.
mind would ever want to mention out loud, let alone put on a poster.
Some of his iconic purple face photos are tailor made for those demotivational posters.
Stay cool under pressure....or you'll never see the field again you G'Damn F'n moron. Stay composed!!
Shame on me.
It's a nice collectible. Also a reminder of how shitty we've been for 20 years.
I have it framed in my office.
So many of the great leaders have passed away. It is sad to look at Fr. Ted, Fr. Ned, Moose, Ara, etc. and think of what has happened to a once glorious program.
We were still in the construction phase of ND football, as Monk and company hadn't gotten the destruction phase rolling yet.
The media center makes sense. Adding a restaurant and bar is fine too.
Overall though, the project should have been smaller in scale, instead of three giant buildings being sutured onto the stadium.
I didn't have a huge problem with the notion to make some changes given that previous addition was meh. But the results look like dog shit.
notwithstanding the AA Admirals Club recruiting lounge. The exterior was a misstep. I don't mind adding three buildings to the outside, but they failed in integrating these structures to the surrounding buildings and the rest of the stadium exterior.
Some of that addition will eventually serve as floor space for merchandise.
....named after him in the "I don't give a shit about the game" lounge?
"It's not bitchin!" - Phil Hendrie
It screams timeless and understated. Midcentury modern avocado green uncomfortable chairs arw a particularly nice touch. Evwrything just oozes Saucy Jack Swarbrick.
It is? Then I guess I don't even need to watch the video.
Say what you will about the three attached buildings, I think that they did a beautiful and tasteful job on the concourse, the locker room, the recruits' lounge, the new bench seats, and the outdoor loge seating.
From what I've read and seen, I have the impression that they will manage the screen appropriately, also. I'm pretty sure that everyone is going to love it except for a handful of people, all of whom post on this board.
The three attached buildings, meh. They should have been more Dillon Hall and less Power Plant. Maybe they were trying to look like the original stadium. At least they hide most of the 1990s exterior remodeling. And, the idea of concentrating a lot of classroom and other space at this location on campus is smart, because the stadium has always been an obstacle on my way to the Convo, as it was once known.
I can't say that my essential Notre Dame experience from 1968 through 1972 was diminished by the presence of several spectacularly unattractive buildings, namely the library, the ACC, Stepan Center, the old bookstore, Grace and Flanner Halls, or Fisher-Pangborn-Stanford-Keenan Halls. I don't think that Crossroads will be any worse. In fact, I think that over time people will more than accept it.
Now, the challenge is to rebuild the program so that future designers have some glory from this century to recall.
I realize that it's not fashionable on this board to be not completely negative, so pelt me with empties.
And you would send your compliments to the chef for the chocolate sauce. You are among the most pathetic homers on this board.
If you like Crossroads, tastes may differ. But it's possible to dissent without being such a whiny, self-righteous prick about it. BigNDfan pulls it off.
And in the context of the space the lounge occupies, it is plain silly. now, it would be fine as an Aloft in Tulsa or an airport lounge in Helsinki.
The thing just oozes Saucy Jack Swarbrick. It also points up Notre Dame's institutional paralysis whenever a vendor makes a presentation or proposal, no matter how ridiculous or dissonant. Nobody has the capacity to say "no." Like the video board vendor's get the balls in "let's see if these suckers will go for a ribbon board - just watch, I bet they will".
Ps while BigNDork is not malevolent he is preposterous.
Should've been called Rocknes in that case.
Special nod to " Blazing Saddles"
the shitter missing the shitty football being played on the field. That Jack, he's a clever one.
Is there some kind of historical reason (outside of the crappy Cathy Richardson game opener) this phrase is being used? How about The Fighting Irish...and leave it at that.
into the stadium much to the angst of Seminole fans . . .
It was a chant only used on gamedays. Freshmen were not told about this prior to the marchout. It was a very cool experience the first home game. I don't know if they still do it.
At least as recently as when I graduated in spring 2012, it was also a surprise for the freshmen on their first gameday.
drive. Was particularly well suited to long Holtzesque "Yeah, we're going to run it, and you're not going to stop us" drives.
low menacing "heeeeerrrrreeeeee . cccccoooooooommmmmmeeee theeeeee Irrrrrrishhhhhhhh"
when the team was in the huddle and as they came up to the line. That tradition died out.
Finally getting close to catching up with the times. About time.
What the hell is that? [ok, I googled it, it's a bag of Fritos chips with toppings]
And no, I'm not damning it with faint praise.
It's a good thing the Walking Taco stands also come with improved plumbing in the restrooms.
Custom food cart and all.
...it's overdone. The hanging chandeliers in the concourses are just plain fugly. And for the wiseacres among us -- and amongst visiting fans -- those hanging banners and massively-sized old ticket stubs will serve as mere reminders that we continue to hang our hats on past glories while consuming gruel in the present.
I enjoy, in a wry sort of way, the vaguely art-deco bar with the Knute temperence quote on the wall. But I'd enjoy it more if it were somewhere else.
On a design level, the interior looks like a lot of what has been built around campus over the last decade-plus: a sort of pastiche psuedo-classicism. Nice enough in its own way, superior to unabashed modernism, but falling far short of its potential.
...all through that area is gorgeous.
Yes, I did just post that.
bullet. I mean lining, silver lining. Speaking of which, isn't it happy hour?
Those damn bright yellow seats that the white wine and brie crowd would vacate during the fourth quarter and which stuck out like sore thumbs - on television and to the players who had to look across the field at them - are now dark blue.
if ND won
all this other stuff is lipstick on a pig.
Win . . . then put on whatever f-ing spiff you want on the stadium.
But this constant approach by ND . . . searching for a way to create what we already had and pissed away is just f-ing sad.
pelting the women and children
pelting the women and children
fans), USC is reloaded this year as usual. They are really high on their QB, this Darnold kid, who is supposed to be the best. Wimbush vs. Darnold; that alone is worth the price of a ticket.